Ifugao, Amganad


A language of Philippines

Alternate Names
Amganad, Ifugaw

27,100 (2000 SIL). 185,000 all Ifugao (2005 UNSD). 10,000 monolinguals.


Cordillera Administrative Region: Ifugao province, Banaue and Hungduan municipalities; southwest Mountain province.

Language Status

5 (Developing).


Burnay Ifugao, Banaue Ifugao. Intelligibility of Burnay dialect 81%. Lexical similarity: 83% with Burnay dialect.

Language Use

Many Ifugao parents raising children in non-Ifugao-speaking areas do not teach Ifugao to their children (2007 SIL). All domains as well as religious services, traditional ceremonies, administration, and commerce. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use English [eng], Filipino [fil], Ilocano [ilo]. Used as L2 by Tuwali Ifugao [ifk].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 20%. Literacy rate in L2: 60% (2007 SIL). 17,550 read it and 14,000 write it (2007 SIL). Literature. Videos. Bible: 2014.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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